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WATCH: David Letterman to retire next year

Funnyman leaving late night TV after more than 30 years

After more than 30 years, David Letterman has announced his exit from late night TV.

Letterman, who turns 67 next week, announced during the taping of his show on Thursday that he will will retire as host of CBS's The Late Show in 2015.

By the time he leaves, the funnyman will have sat behind the Late Show desk for 22 years.

Before that, he had an 11-year stint hosting NBC's Late Night. In 1992, Letterman was passed over in favour of Jay Leno to take over for Johnny Carson at the Tonight Show.

Combined, Letterman-hosted shows have been nominated for 108 Emmys and won 8.

Letterman himself was honored with a Peabody in 1992, the broadcast equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize. In 2012, he became a Kennedy Center honoree.

 

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  1. Steve posted on 04/03/2014 06:20 PM
    Doesn't surprise me. Too much competition from the jimmies and his show is getting old
  2. john posted on 04/04/2014 11:15 AM
    so leather head is packing it in next year . good he has been on the air back when
    T rex was ruing around on this earth . that show is so old his first gust was a caveman .the show is so old his first Guss was the first Catholic pope . the show is so old the pyramids were still under construction .the show is so old god have not even started to make earth . .
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